Today's News

  • PHOTO: Lightning sparks barn fire

    Friday evening’s severe storms that rolled through the area caused this barn fire in the 700 block of Chatman Lane  shortly after 9 p.m.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation confirmed a lightning strike caused the blaze, which totally engulfed the barn. Nation said the barn belonged to Thomas Morsey of Spencer County. Nation said there was a planter and a sprayer in the barn that were also destroyed. Firefighters fought the blaze despite the frequent and severe lightning and heavy rains.

  • Readifest set for Saturday at SCHS

    The Spencer County Health fair and Readifest has become one of the essential back to school events for Spencer County Public School students, and it is scheduled for this Saturday at Spencer County High School from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

  • PHOTO: Fairytales come true at the fair

    Emily Hume tries to hold back tears as she is crowned Miss Spencer County Fair 2012 by reigning queen Caitlyn Wolz last Tuesday evening.

    For more pictures of this year's pageant winners, click here.

  • Federal mandate forces school lunch prices to go up 10 cents

    As Spencer County Public School students prepare to return to class next week, parents should know that they will have to dig a bit deeper into their pocketbooks to pay for school lunches.
    The increase is attributed to a federal mandate handed down by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. In Spencer County, the increase is 10 cents for lunches. At the elementary level, prices are increasing from $2.10 to $2.20 and at the high school, a full-priced lunch will now be $2.35 as compared to last year’s $2.25.

  • Two Spencer school district employees served short-term suspensions

    The public can know very little about the recent short-term suspensions of two Spencer County Schools employees, but Superintendent Chuck Adams said that child safety was not compromised in either situation.
    Documents approved in the consent agenda by the Board of Education on July 23 revealed that Bear Care child care worker LeDora Holbrook was suspended with pay from July 12-20 and suspended without pay July 25-27.  Spencer County Middle School principal Ed Downs was also suspended without pay July 19-20.

  • Do it for Dawson

    The Taylorsville community has reason to be proud. In a matter of two days, it has made a deep impression on a family struggling through an intensely difficult time — an impression that is not likely to stop resonating anytime soon.

  • Elusive election

    Thirteen days — that’s how long candidates for city commission and other nonpartisan offices have to file their intent to run in the Spencer County Clerk’s office.
    As of Monday afternoon, no one had filed to run for any of the nonpartisan offices, including city commissioners, the Spencer County Board of Education and the Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.
    The deadline to file for each of those offices is Tuesday, Aug. 14, by 4 p.m.

  • Five arrested for trafficking crack cocaine

    In mid-July, the Taylorsville Police Department arrested five Spencer Countians and charged each of them with trafficking crack cocaine.

  • Public Record: District Court July 13 & 16

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on July 13, 2012:

    Donald S. Guinn (1962), speeding 18 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs.

    Justin Mack A. Hayes (1995), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, guilty, $728 fine, alcohol and drug education program, 30 days suspended operator’s license.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Golf gadgets that can help older golfers

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes griping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there that can help?
    Helpful Son

    Dear Helpful,